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Olanusi dissolves Unity Forum, supports Akeredolu’s re-election


• I won’t reply you now, Mimiko tells governor
• Group alleges plot to discredit Jegede in Idanre community

Major opposition within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State against the second term of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, Unity Forum, has been dissolved.

The leader of the group and former deputy governor of the state, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, had resolved all grievances with the governor and chose to work for his re-election in the forthcoming October 10, 2020 election.

However, Akeredolu has urged all leaders and members of the APC in the state to work for the success of party in the forthcoming governorship election.

He specifically lauded his co-contestants for positively yielding to the reconciliation moves he embarked upon, saying they had displayed exemplary leadership.


In another development, on the accusation by Akeredolu while commissioning four projects he completed at the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OSAUSTECH), Okitipupa, Ondo State last week, that his predecessor and age-long friend, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, abandoned projects across the state, describing it as bane of representative democracy, Mimiko said he would not reply him now.

Mimiko, who spoke at the weekend when the state’s deputy governor and candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Agboola Ajayi, paid him an allegiance visit at his residence in Ondo City, noted that the time to compare his government with his successor had not come because the time for reply would be appropriate when campaign starts.

Also, a pressure group, Ondo State Council of Professionals (OSPC), yesterday, expressed concern over a plot to create artificial boundary dispute between Akure and Idanre communities for selfish political reasons.

The Co-ordinator of the group, Chief Cornelius Ayedire, in a statement, said the evil was being perpetrated to present the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), as pursuing an “Akure agenda.”

The group said that certain politicians had been erecting sign-boards on Idanre lands, with the inscription, “This Land Belongs to Akure.”

According to Ayedire: “We all know that this is the handiwork of some desperate politicians.”

From findings, this is no more than the design of some jittery politicians who are threatened by the love for Jegede in Idanre community.”


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